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The Deliberate Stranger [DVD] [1986]

  • SKU: 18957909
  • Release Date: 10/06/2009
  • Rating: NR
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    50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 2)

    Synopsis


    The Deliberate Stranger
    Mark Harmon stars as baby-faced serial killer Ted Bundy in this sobering 2-part TV movie. Ostensibly the archetypal All-American boy, Bundy was, from 1974 onward, responsible for the rapes and murders of several young women in the Pacific Northwest. The clues begin to mount when one of Bundy's victims manages to escape; she can only say that her assailant was a fellow named Ted who drives a yellow Volkswagen. Finally arrested after he moves from Seattle to Utah, Bundy is so certain of his superiority over the general run of human beings that he conducts his own defense at his trial; then, when extradited to Colorado, he escapes, triggering a desperate nationwide manhunt. At the time Deliberate Stranger was first telecast on May 5 and 6, 1986, Theodore Bundy was on Death Row, still contesting his sentence and seeking a legal way out. When time came for his execution, Bundy attempted several bizarre last-minute "stays," which would make intriguing subject matter should someone want to make a follow-up film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Mark Harmon
      Mark Harmon - Ted Bundy
    • Frederic Forrest
      Frederic Forrest - Detective Bob Keppel
    • George Grizzard
      George Grizzard - Richard Larsen
    • Ben Masters
      Ben Masters - Detective Mike Fisher
    • Glynnis O'Connor
      Glynnis O'Connor - Cas Richter



    Customer rating

    Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    50%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great to buy this on DVD

      Posted
      DAinCleveland
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      This is a sanitized version of the monster that was Ted Bundy. As a made for TV movie, this originally aired on NBC in 1986. Much of the sadistic, horrifyingly depraved acts of Bundy were not brought out in this film. Nevertheless, Mark Harmon was an excellent choice to play this deceitful killer. Some of the acting is a bit too cliched for my taste, particuarly by the actor who played policemen Jerry Thompson & Mike Fischer. The movie is based upon the book written of the same name written by Dick Larsen. It compresses Bundy's six-plus years as an active killer into a four hour movie. It's also worth noting that the movie was released while Bundy was still alive and aired near the time when one of his death warrants was overturned. Ultimately Bundy was executed for his crimes in January 1989.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      OK MOVIE WASN'T 1 I THOUGHT IT WAS

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      John
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      WISH IT WAS BLU RAY BUT AN OK MOVIE GOT IT FAST GREAT JOB

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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